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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 114 When visiting St.Vincent on board ss Caribbean Star make sure to visit Mesopotamia Valley,

the island’s breadbasket. This richly fertile valley is planted with root crops such as dasheen (one of the world’s earliest cultivated plants) and arrowroot (used in food, paper and pharmaceutical products), plus banana, coconut, nutmeg, cocoa and breadfruit. From the top of the valley at the Montreal Gardens there is a magnificent pastoral view of … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 113 After the ss Caribbean Star docks in Nassau, New Providence, choose either the main island

or take a taxi to Paradise Island and find some games to play. Choices, choices ~ blackjack, jet-skiing, roulette, golf, shopping, cabaret shows, sports fishing, a submarine trip, scuba diving, fine dining, spa treatments, tennis, water skiing ~ the list is endless. Or, you can find the Yoga Ashram, sit quietly, and meditate upon all … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 112 When ss Mayan Sun drops anchor off the island of Andros, you spend the morning searching the

caves at Morgan’s Bluff looking for the reputed treasure of the long-dead Welsh pirate, Captain Henry Morgan, (even though he said that there was ‘small hope’ of anyone finding it). In the afternoon scuba dive the fabulous Andros Barrier Reef, where you take a peek out over the 6,000 feet deep Drop-Off called Tongue of … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 111 After your visit to Turneffe Island, Indigo Sails makes for the mainland and an arranged

visit to one of Belize’s Ecolodges with its profusion of wild life ~ Jaguars, pumas, ocelot, coatimundi, spider and howler monkeys, ant eaters and tapirs all live in the dense jungle, sharing it with the trees, vines, plants, epiphytes and over 300 species of birds ~ flycatchers, egrets, tanagers, parrots, toddy motmots and toucans, amongst many, many … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 110 Before boarding ss Azure Sea and cruising to Cartagena and Isla de Baru, you cruise down Key

Biscayne on a “Humble House” Tour which features starter homes from the 1940s-50s; these houses were built strong enough to still survive today’s hurricanes. Admire their tropical colours, A-Frame roofs and porthole windows. ~  Ship Card (visiting Islands A-4, S-122 & S-123)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 109 HURRICANE CARD ~ The Indians of the Caribbean and Central America called him Yuracan or

Jurakan, and some sacrificed living people to appease him … all to no avail. We have found no way to stop a hurricane in modern times either; so, with Category Five Hurricane Danielle on your tail you sail directly to Sandys Parish, Bermuda. Do not pass Miami, and you may not leave the island until … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 108 While visiting the island of Porvenir aboard your sailboat Indigo Sails, you meet a Master

in the Art of Mola making: Outside of Panama’s San Blas Islands, these vibrantly coloured Mola are often framed as works of art, but here Molas are the panels worn on the front and back of a Kuna woman’s blouse. Mola art and design evolved from the tradition of body painting and may depict animals, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 107 During your visit to Culebra on board sv Tradewinds, the National Wildlife Refuge offers

fine opportunities for bird watching (Gray Kingbirds, Bananaquits, Hummingbirds, Laughing Gulls and Pearly-eyed Thrashers among many, many others). There are also mangrove forests, spectacular beaches (try Playa Flamenco), superb diving and snorkeling on the mile-long coral reef, and a protected habitat for the endangered green, loggerhead, hawksbill and leatherback turtles. ~  Island Card (visiting Island … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 106 Today is a “Sea Day” aboard ss Neptune. No islands to visit, no Shore Excursions nor

sightseeing ~ just time for relaxation, reflection and contemplation. Your relaxation during the afternoon is a workout at the rock climbing wall, followed by reflecting upon your efforts on the different levels of difficulty; during the evening you visit the piano lounge high above the waves and contemplate the island of Sint Maarten on the … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 104 Collectors value highly the extremely colourful postage stamps of St.Lucia, many of which

portray island flora and fauna as well as historical milestones; they are released in limited quantities due to the small population of this mountainous island. But, on your trip to the island capital of Castries, you cannot add to your collection because the Philatelic Bureau is closed due to St.Lucia’s Independence Day Festival … Lose St.Lucia … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 103 While visiting Santiago de Cuba on board ss Mayan Sun you find a “Casa de la Trova” – a house

of troubadours, where you and your friends (old and new) enjoy an evening of partying and dancing to the Cuban rhythms of Salsa, Son, Rumba, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo and Jazz, all amidst a crowd of friendly and hospitable locals. ~  Island Card (visiting Island F-49)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 101 You disembark sv Tradewinds in Dangriga, Belize, and travel east to the famous Maya ruins at

Tikal, Guatemala; then north through Mexico’s Rio Bec Ruin Route; thence to Palenque and on to Uxmal and Merida, before rejoining your ship at Isla Contoy. Your constant companions for this trip are the fabulous travel books of John Lloyd Stephens ~ “Incidents of Travel in Central America and Yucatan”, illustrated by Frederick Catherwood, first … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 100 Sailing on board ss Azure Sea, you visit and tour the Dutch island of Saba (pronounced

say-bah), hiking up the 1,064 steps of Mount Scenery from the village of Windwardside: During the climb you pass through lush rainforests whose trees are covered in mosses, vines, ferns, and epiphytes; where the hanging orchids are visited by garnet-throated hummingbirds, and red-tailed hawks hover overhead. Your reward for this hike, when the clouds clear, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 99 Today your Shore Excursion is an East End of Grand Bahama Adventure; you will learn about

this island’s flora and fauna, visit beautiful beaches, eat freshly caught fish (along with just-picked greens, vegetables and fruits), go beach-combing, sunbathe, take the shade beneath palm trees, relax, meet the locals and enjoy island life. A fabulous day.  ~  Island Card (visiting Island B-11)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 98 The word on everyone’s lips when you awake on board ss Azure Sea is Carnival, Carnival,

Carnival … that means the island of Trinidad with it’s Calypso tunes, steel pan bands, Soca rhythms, Mas (masquerade) costumes, Moko Jumbies (stilt men), decorated floats, massive musical sounds and everybody dancing through the streets for days on end.  ~  Ship Card (visiting Island P-105)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 97 As you set sail aboard ss Neptune from Costa Rica and its protected habitats, you head for

Miskito Cay off the coast of Nicaragua where you find the turtle crawls (kraals) – underwater pens in which to keep turtles captive while the turtlers scoured the seas for more green turtles with their tender meat and shells for jewelry … Lose Miskito Cay. ~  Island Card (visit Caribbean destination U-133) <Lose Island U-130> … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 96 When sv Tradewinds docks close to Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica you are so

overwhelmed by the beauty of the jungle and its inhabitants that you decide to spend more time here, so … you volunteer to work alongside the National Park Service rangers for a month, and will help to maintain trails, protect nesting sea turtles and assist in environmental education. ~ Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination U-133)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 95 On board the ss Colombia you arrive at Fort-de-France, Martinique, late in the morning. Five

minutes after arriving ashore you are drenched by a torrential tropical downpour, which leads to singing and dancing in the rainy streets, followed by a buying spree for a new dry wardrobe in the fabulously chic local boutiques. ~  Island Card (visiting Island L-77)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 94 When ssc Island Dancer sails to St.Lucia, a visit to Pigeon Island is in order. This island

(now connected to the mainland by a causeway) was used by pirates, notably a Frenchman known to seafaring Spaniards as Pie de Palo (peg leg), as a lookout point for likely victims: The harbour was used by the British fleet in the years that St.Lucia, (“The Fair Helen of the West Indies”), was fought over … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 92 As you approach the island of Guadeloupe on board ss Magellan and then sail around the two

wings of this island butterfly, you begin to understand why the Arawak Indians named this island Karukera (the Land of Beautiful Waters). It could be a brief rain-shower that clears the air; a view of the Atlantic waters walled in by dramatic cliffs; a serene lake in the mountains; one of the natural hot springs, … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 91 After ssc Island Dancer docks in Kingston Harbour in Jamaica, you visit Port Royal which was

called the “wickedest city on earth” when it was a buccaneer headquarters in the late 1600s. In the year 1720, two female pirates, Anne Bonney and Mary Read, were tried here and sentenced to hang. Right now, returning to Kingston town, night has fallen, and you should not be here alone at night … Lose … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 90 Pastel colours paint Georgetown, Great Exuma, pink, yellow and blue – which you admire from

the deck of your sailing ketch Indigo Sails while moored in the deep blue waters between Georgetown and Stocking Island. Stocking, with its fabulous white sand beaches and pristine beauty, protects Elizabeth Harbour from the wilder waters of the Atlantic Ocean, creating a secluded blue lagoon ideal for sailing and scuba, contemplation and reflection. ~ Ship Card … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 89 mv Riviera anchors off Pillory Beach on Grand Turk, so a day of sun, sand and scuba diving is

called for: You meet up with your dive boat and head towards the Tunnels, where you swim through coral arches leading divers from sandy flats directly out over the 6,000 feet ocean drop off. Keep your eyes peeled for barracudas, stingrays and manta rays. ~ Island Card (visiting Island E-37)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 88 When visiting Dominica on board ss Mayan Sun, visit the National Museum in Roseau and see

wonderful prints portraying 18th Century life on this island, with views of the lives of the free Creoles, plantations at work, local dancers and the linen market. More recent art can be found at local galleries showing Dominica’s leading artists working in a variety of media – oils, acrylics, watercolors, wood sculptures and air brush. … Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 87 During your visit to Puerto Rico on board ss Azure Sea you surf the waves of this island’s

Atlantic Coast from Borinquen Point to Rincon. Later in the evening, drive to La Parguera Bay where, at night, microscopic organisms are seen in the ocean glowing pink, green and blue as the wind, waves and currents disturb them, highlighting a moonlit walk on the beach. ~ Island Card (visiting Island F-40)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 86 After admiring the paintings, sculptures, artifacts and literature which grace the walls and

library on board ss Caribbean Star you explore the town of Dangriga for more examples of Belize’s unique blend of cultures ~ British, Spanish, Maya, Garifuna, East Indian, African, Chinese and German Mennonite. ~ Ship Card (visiting Caribbean destination W-142)  Continue reading

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WorldWide Cruise Line Caribbean Cruise Day 85 Sint Eustatius (also known as Statia) was the first country to officially acknowledge the

fledgling United States of America on November 16th. 1776, when Fort Oranje fired its cannon in salute to the United States brig Andrew Doria, which was flying the new Stars and Stripes flag. ~ Island Card (visiting Island R-118)  Continue reading